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The Aussie Punk Rock Massacre
The Aussie Punk Rock Massacre

Sat, 06 Apr


The Banshee Labyrinth [Cinema]

The Aussie Punk Rock Massacre

Two mad punk-inspired films and three Australian cult film legends are hitting the road to introduce their outrageous new features

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06 Apr 2024, 21:30 – 07 Apr 2024, 01:00

The Banshee Labyrinth [Cinema], 29-35 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK


About the event

"The AUSSIE PUNK ROCK MASSACRE" – Touring UK and Western Europe in March/April 2024!

Two mad punk-inspired films and three Australian cult film legends are hitting the road to introduce their outrageous new features. Andrew Leavold (The Search For Weng Weng) presents his new punk documentary PUB: THE MOVIE, and fellow Aussie Dick Dale unveils his splatter comedy RIBSPREADER. And the subject of PUB and actor in RIBSPREADER, Melbourne artist and punk rocker Fred Negro, is along for the gonzo adventure!

PUB: THE MOVIE (dir. Andrew Leavold, 2022) Is this the most rock'n'roll documentary ever made in Australia? A wild and crazy ride through Melbourne's art and punk underground, from the director of The Search For Weng Weng!

RIBSPREADER (dir. Dick Dale, 2022) Hilarious, blood-soaked no-budget splatterpunk masterpiece on the perils of smoking from Adelaide-based filmaker Dick Dale (Trasharama film fest, etc)

The directors will introduce the night.


ANDREW LEAVOLD (Director, Writer, Co-Producer) 

Film-maker and film  historian Andrew Leavold owned and managed Trash Video, the largest cult video  rental store in Australia, from 1995 to 2010. He is also a published  author, researcher, TV presenter, film festival curator, musician, and  above all, unrepentant and voracious fan of the pulpier aspects of genre  cinema. His writing has been published globally in mainstream  magazines, academic journals and underground cinema fanzines, since the  mid-Nineties. Leavold and Trash Video were the subjects of an  award-winning documentary for SBS, Escape From The Planet Of The Tapes  (2003). Leavold toured the world with his feature length documentary The Search  For Weng Weng (2013), and his 2017 book version, on the tragic life  story of the two-foot-nine James Bond of the Philippines. His ten years  of research on genre filmmaking in the Philippines formed the basis of  Mark Hartley's documentary Machete Maidens Unleashed! (released  internationally in 2010), on which Leavold is also Associate Producer,  and he has since been recognized both in the Philippines and abroad as  the foremost authority in his area of expertise, teaching Philippine  film history at university level in Australia, the United States, and  throughout the Philippines. Leavold's current projects include  Film Safari, a six-part series to be filmed around the world on global  cinema's wildest untold stories; a guerrilla action-comedy-mockumentary  Da Taller Dey Come to be filmed in Ghana in 2024; and the feature-length  documentary The Most Beautiful Creatures On The Skin Of The Earth, the  third in his Filipino trilogy, about the politics of erotic cinema under  the Marcos regime.

DICK DALE Bio: DICK DALE (Writer, Director Producer)

South Australian's Dale Dale has been creating short horror and bad taste comedies (award-winning and/or nominated) filthy films since 1993. Dick is also guilty of being a scarred veteran of fronting self-destructive punk rock bands since the mid-1980's. He is a repeat offender of other associated crimes (spoken word performance, scapegoat event organiser) in the underground music counterculture.

He spawned and has been curating the infamous and irreverent Trasharama-ago go Film Festival which is now celebrating it's twenty sixth year. Trasharama is the premiere and undisputed nastiest film Festival in Australia. It annually screens short horror, bad taste comedy and other cinematic oddities from all over this planet. It now runs in cahoots with Melbourne's Monster Fest each year. His labor of love, first feature film Ribspreader contains all the aesthetics of his creative life moshed into 90 minutes of madness, splatteriffic fun and cartoon punk rock mayhem! It has so far been selling out screenings' to very positive reviews. It so far has garnered the Audience Favorite award at the Adelaide Film Festival and won Best Feature Picture at Monster Fest 2022. 

ADMISSION: This is an RSVP for the event, not a traditional ticket. It serves to act as a reminder for you in much the same way as a Facebook event, and allows us to see interest levels should we need to put a cap on admissions. Seating may not be assured so you want to get along early. The venue is open from 5pm and is strictly over 18s only. 


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